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CNBC names new show producers, new tech coverage

March 3, 2022

Posted by Chris Roush

Dan Colarusso, senior vice president of business news at CNBC, sent out the following on Thursday:

Last week, I announced the launch of Closing Bell: Overtime and this week there are some more changes, both for a number of on-air reporters and show producers.

First, Kevin Flynn will be the Executive Producer of Closing Bell: Overtime anchored by Scott Wapner. Scheduled to launch on March 14, the program will focus on after-hour action and the day’s big stock moves. Kevin comes to the 4pm program from the always-engaging Fast Money, where he has been the Executive Producer for three years. Prior to that, he served as Supervising Producer of Worldwide Exchange. Kevin will report to Senior Executive Producer Lisa Villalobos who will continue to oversee the 3-5pm block and Vice President of Business News Programming Craig Bengtson.

Senior Executive Producer Sanford Cannold will take the reins on Fast Money. There are few shows that have not benefited from the creative production skills and stock market knowledge of Sandy, a 20-year veteran of CNBC. Most recently, Sandy worked in development on some new products and pilots and before that led the successful launch of The News with Shepard Smith. He also helped create The Exchange. Sandy will continue to report to Craig Bengtson.

There’s equally exciting news on the reporter front, too.

Steve Kovach will make the jump from Tech Editor, to Technology Correspondent for television, covering Apple and Microsoft. Everyone appreciates and values Steve’s deep knowledge of the tech space and in his new role he will share that same passion for the sector by also serving as our main reporter on video games and e-sports.

Steve has been with the website since 2018, when he joined from Business Insider, and has been instrumental in the buildup of a top-tier team covering the industry.

Our technology coverage will get an additional boost from Frank Holland and Kristina Partsinevelos.

Frank will take on coverage of enterprise software, the cloud and larger remote technology stocks such as Zoom and Dropbox.

Kristina, in addition to covering parts of the ESG world and precious metals, will tackle chips and suppliers. A fair chunk of that coverage will be done from the Nasdaq MarketSite, where she’ll also be watching other stocks that cross the radar at Times Square.

These moves, along with the great coverage already done by TechCheck and our San Francisco bureau, strengthen our ability to not only break news on the industry’s giants but dig deep into the next level of tech stocks to find even more opportunities for our audience.

Please join me in congratulating Kevin, Sandy, Steve, Frank, and Kristina, as they take on these critical new roles.

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